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Goddamn J.D. Salinger is dead, dead as hell.

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  • TheOneWhoStoodUpTheOneWhoStoodUp Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Sheri wrote: »
    Sheri wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    I, too, enjoy hamlet

    toooo bad the english teacher I had at the time ended up being a pedophile! He was my favorite english teacher. You know, until the whole "I sleep with my students" thing came out

    Yeah that is kind of a bummer

    Hamlet saved Shakespeare for me, pretty much

    Even though my prof for Hamlet was also a d-bag, but with less kid-fucking

    Are you saying Hamlet is his only redeeming work?

    No

    I am saying that up until that point, I was one of those 'goddamnit we have to read this shit every year I don't understand half of it and no one likes plays wtf' students

    Then I read Hamlet

    And I was like, 'Holy shit this is awesome!'

    And then I re-read a bunch of stuff I'd read as a snot-nosed brat, and I liked it!

    Oh, okay. Cool.

    That was The Tempest, for me. Ironic, really.

    That's pretty far out, man!
  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    it's me

    im the rye

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Kazhiim, you're just a big phony.

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    he wrote lots of other major works

    he's pretty majorly celebrated for his short stories

    This is news. Based on my (apparently poor) education, I had reached the conclusion that Catcher was his primary, and only major, work.

    Maybe I'll hunt them down. Unfortunately I don't think there's a library within 20-some miles that would even have a chance of having them.

    EDIT: Christ trying to post with anything approaching speed is nigh impossible when your computer decides that it wants to be refreshed a very very large number of times just to reach the next page. Let alone actually post something.

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  • Agent CooperAgent Cooper Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    he wrote lots of other major works

    he's pretty majorly celebrated for his short stories

    This is news. Based on my (apparently poor) education, I had reached the conclusion that Catcher was his primary, and only major, work.

    Maybe I'll hunt them down. Unfortunately I don't think there's a library within 20-some miles that would even have a chance of having them.

    So basically what you're saying is that there's not a library within 20-some miles.

  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    he wrote lots of other major works

    he's pretty majorly celebrated for his short stories

    This is news. Based on my (apparently poor) education, I had reached the conclusion that Catcher was his primary, and only major, work.

    Maybe I'll hunt them down. Unfortunately I don't think there's a library within 20-some miles that would even have a chance of having them.

    So basically what you're saying is that there's not a library within 20-some miles.

    Pretty much.

    Sucks living in a place that cut out almost every library to save money, huh?

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  • ServoServo Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Catcher in the Rye was terrible. I did not like reading 276 pages of pure whining and moaning and bitching, where one thing would happen in a single sentence and then there'd be two full pages of whining about that thing.

    That is not a good read. If I want to read whining I have plenty of resources available online.

    i thought literally the exact same thing when i read it at nineteen. six years later i gave it another try and now he's one of my favorite writers and i've read everything he's written.

    what i mean is this- it's worth another try a few years later. it's a short book. it won't take long.

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    MechMantis wrote: »
    he wrote lots of other major works

    he's pretty majorly celebrated for his short stories

    This is news. Based on my (apparently poor) education, I had reached the conclusion that Catcher was his primary, and only major, work.

    Maybe I'll hunt them down. Unfortunately I don't think there's a library within 20-some miles that would even have a chance of having them.

    So basically what you're saying is that there's not a library within 20-some miles.

    Pretty much.

    Sucks living in a place that cut out almost every library to save money, huh?

    http://www.freeweb.hu/tchl/salinger/ here you go

  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It also didn't help that bad shit was going down as I was reading Catcher. And that I read it just after All Quiet on the Western Front and so Holden's life seemed not that shitty in comparison.

    We'll see at some point in the future though.

    EDIT: That is a pretty awesome site. Thanks!
    Spoiler:

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  • Agent CooperAgent Cooper Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Holden's life seemed not that shitty in comparison.

    That's the point.

    There are other characters in the book than Holden, you know. Like Phoebe.

  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    MechMantis wrote: »
    Holden's life seemed not that shitty in comparison.

    That's the point.

    There are other characters in the book than Holden, you know. Like Phoebe.

    I do realize that is the point.

    But it had been driven in within the first 10 pages. It got repetitive. Which is what bothered me.

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan Gaderen PSN: GaderenRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Did someone just compare Catcher in the Rye to Twilight

    stupid

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  • UmaroUmaro Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Angsty teenagers are annoying! Therefore, Catcher in the Rye is an awful book. Only faggots ever get depressed or gain anything by reading about it.

    Your shitty opinions anger me.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've only read catcher in the rye, but I adored the character's rhythm, and also thought it was a pretty good take on a precocious and troubled kid coming to terms with himself.

    I knew he had done some short stories but this is somehow the first time I've heard of Franny and Zoey. I'll have to look it up.

  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited January 2010
    personally, i only read books where the characters start out as flawless individuals and get better from there

    if by the closing scene they haven't ascended to actual godhood i feel kind of ripped off

  • UmaroUmaro Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    redhead wrote: »
    personally, i only books where the characters start out as flawless individuals and get better from there

    if by the closing scene they haven't ascended to actual godhood i feel kind of ripped off

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  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ...yes because an angsty teenager who does nearly nothing but... angst(?) is the only flawed character in the world ever period.

    This is sound logic.

    Or it could be that the way he was written rubbed me the wrong way. There are ways to show angst without having pages upon pages about how so many things are phony, even when said things were mentioned in passing.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ahahaha well played on the Ayn, Umaro.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I suppose the best part is that I didn't actually know what Ayn Rand looked like before I saw that picture.

    I just saw this post about ascendency and godhood and following it there's this woman, this... grotesque woman, and I could only think of the one author it could be.

    And it was.

    Ayn Rand.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    again

    catcher in the rye is linkin park in book form


    i cannot finish it because of CRAAWWWLING INNNNN MY SKIINNNN

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    I suppose the best part is that I didn't actually know what Ayn Rand looked like before I saw that picture.

    I just saw this post about ascendency and godhood and following it there's this woman, this... grotesque woman, and I could only think of the one author it could be.

    And it was.

    Ayn Rand.

    reminder she had a rape-fetish/fantasy and acted it out pretty often with:

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    Raneados wrote: »
    again

    catcher in the rye is linkin park in book form


    i cannot finish it because of CRAAWWWLING INNNNN MY SKIINNNN

    I READ 10 PAGES OF CATCHER IN THE RYE, TAKE MY OPINION SERIOUSLY,

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    again

    catcher in the rye is linkin park in book form


    i cannot finish it because of CRAAWWWLING INNNNN MY SKIINNNN

    you are pretty smart here is 10,000 dollars i wish to subscribe to your newsletter
    give me infinity subscriptions

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have never read Catcher in the Rye. Nobody ever recommended it to me, nobody ranted about it over lunch, nobody was openly reading it in the halls.

    I only ever really heard about it here on the fucking internet when people were all "fucking little cunt needed to get knocked about!" or "pah, the book was such tripe."

    And I was like "my god, I have never before encountered a people so ready to give so much of a shit about something so insubstantial."

    So I never ended up reading it, as it wasn't on any of my class lists.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    I have never read Catcher in the Rye. Nobody ever recommended it to me, nobody ranted about it over lunch, nobody was openly reading it in the halls.

    I only ever really heard about it here on the fucking internet when people were all "fucking little cunt needed to get knocked about!" or "pah, the book was such tripe."

    And I was like "my god, I have never before encountered a people so ready to give so much of a shit about something so insubstantial."

    So I never ended up reading it, as it wasn't on any of my class lists.

    same here bro

    you know whats a good book
    to kill a mockingbird

    anyone who disagrees is a racist

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    again

    catcher in the rye is linkin park in book form


    i cannot finish it because of CRAAWWWLING INNNNN MY SKIINNNN

    I READ 10 PAGES OF CATCHER IN THE RYE, TAKE MY OPINION SERIOUSLY,

    teefs i am comparing what is arguably a literary masterpiece to a song by and even the entire band of linkin park

    I am pretty sure I'm not looking for "oh yes you are so right here is a medal and a grant and my daughter's vagina" on this one

    u mad

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    again

    catcher in the rye is linkin park in book form


    i cannot finish it because of CRAAWWWLING INNNNN MY SKIINNNN

    I READ 10 PAGES OF CATCHER IN THE RYE, TAKE MY OPINION SERIOUSLY,

    teefs i am comparing what is arguably a literary masterpiece to a song by and even the entire band of linkin park

    I am pretty sure I'm not looking for "oh yes you are so right here is a medal and a grant and my daughter's vagina" on this one

    u mad

    i need my infinity subscriptions tomorrow

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I also think i never got into catcher in the rye because I never had that stage in my life

    I never had a "fuck this shit everyone sucks but me" stage

    I last tried to read it about 3 years ago, but if I still have my copy I shall gladly give it another chance

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i mean teefs you keep quipping about people being mad on the internet or whatever and you just FREAKED because a guy from the internet didn't like the same book you like

    I mean geez, dude

    get some sleep or something before you cut your wrists

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
    you've already posted it 2 or 3 times already, so its obvious you're looking for somebody to rub you off for it :)

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i mean teefs you keep quipping about people being mad on the internet or whatever and you just FREAKED because a guy from the internet didn't like the same book you like

    I mean geez, dude

    get some sleep or something before you cut your wrists

    are you mad
    i am genuinely concerned

  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    you've already posted it 2 or 3 times already, so its obvious you're looking for somebody to rub you off for it :)

    twice

    and i posted it twice because the subject came up twice

    smiley face

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • UmaroUmaro Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    it's a madoff!



    bernie wins

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    raneados stop posting ur opinions plz kthx hth tbqh bbq nambla peta spca mspa rofl imho imdb jk lol :-D

  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i love nambla so much

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2010
  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The best thing to come out of NAMBLA existing is this song right here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Q2z0wm8Jo

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    have the onion ever had a sub-par article or piece?

    if so i've never seen it

    Dubh wrote: »
    Rane is the future of ancient greek tradition
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i love nambla so much

    lord i was born a namblin' man
    tryin' to love a boy doin the best i can

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